Death of Jesus عليه السلام from Qur’an
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Death of Jesus عليه السلام from Qur’an

Evidence from the Holy Qur’an

Here are over 30 verses of the Holy Qur’an which make it clear that Isa(as) has indeed died a natural death.
(Note for Non Ahmadi Muslims: As Ahmadi Muslims, we count Bismillah as a Verse so for your Verse numbers it would be -1. For example Chapter 3 verse 145 would be Chapter 3 verse 144)

(3:145) All Messengers have passed away before Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa ﷺ

“And Muhammad is only a Messenger. Verily, all Messengers have passed away before him. If then he die or be slain, will you turn back on your heels? And he who turns back on his heels shall not harm Allah at all. And Allah will certainly reward the grateful.” (Chapter 3 verse 145)

(5:76) Hazrat Isa عليه السلام Has Passed Away, Like All Messengers Before Him

“The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a Messenger; surely, Messengers like unto him had indeed passed away before him. And his mother was a truthful woman. They both used to eat food. See how We explain the Signs for their good, and see how they are turned away.” (Chapter 5 verse 76)

(3:56) Four Promises of Allah to Hazrat Isa عليه السلام

“And they planned, and Allah also planned; and Allah is the Best of planners. When Allah said, ‘O Jesus, I will cause thee to die a natural death and will exalt thee to Myself, and will clear thee from the charges of those who disbelieve, and will place those who follow thee above those who disbelieve, until the Day of Resurrection; then to Me shall be your return, and I will judge between you concerning that wherein you differ.” (Chapter 3 verses 55-56)

(5:117-118) The Own Testimony of Hazrat Isa عليه السلام In Regards to His Death

“And when Allah will say, “O Jesus, son of Mary, didst thou say to men, ‘Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allah?’”, he will answer, “Holy art Thou. I could never say that to which I had no right. If I had said it, Thou wouldst have surely known it. Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy mind. It is only Thou Who art the Knower of hidden things. “I said nothing to them except that which Thou didst command me — ‘Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.’ And I was a witness over them as long as I remained among them, but since Thou didst cause me to die, Thou hast been the Watcher over them; and Thou art Witness over all things.”  (Chapter 5 Verses 117-118)

(16:21-22) All Invoked on Other Than Allah Are Dead

“And those on whom they call beside Allah create not anything, but they are themselves created. They are dead, not living; and they know not when they will be raised.” (Chapter 16 verse 21-22)

(17:94-95) No Physical Ascension In Islam

‘Or thou have a house of gold or thou ascend up into heaven; and we will not believe in thy ascension until thou send down to us a book that we can read.’ Say, ‘Holy is my Lord! I am not but a man sent as a Messenger.’And nothing has prevented men from believing when the guidance came to them save that they said, ‘Has Allah sent a man as a Messenger?’ (Chapter 17 Verses 94-95)

(19:32-33) Hazrat Isa عليه السلام Had to Pay Zakah As Long As He Lived

“And he has made be blessed wheresoever I may be, and has enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving so long as I live; and He has made me dutiful toward my mother, and He has not made me haughty and unblessed.” (Chapter 19 Verses 32-33)

(21:35) No Everlasting Life Before Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa ﷺ

“We granted not everlasting life to any human being before thee. If then thou shouldst die, shall they live here for ever?” (Chapter 21 Verse 35)

(19:34) Life Cycle of Hazrat Isa عليه السلام

“And peace was on me the day I was born, and peace there will be on me the day that I shall die, and the day I shall be raised up to life again.” (Chapter 19 Verse 34)

(33:41) Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa ﷺ, The Seal of All The Prophets

“Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets; and Allah has full knowledge of all things.” (Chapter 33 verse 41)

(89:28-31) You Cannot Enter Heaven Until You Have Died

“And thou, O soul at peace! Return to thy Lord well pleased with Him and He well pleased with thee. So enter thou among My chosen servants, And enter thou My Garden.” (Chapter 89 verse 28-31)

(3:158) To Allah Shall You Be Gathered Together

“And if you die or be slain, surely unto Allah shall you be gathered together” (Chapter 3 verse 159)

(2:135) Those Are A People That Have Passed Away

“Those are a people that have passed away; for them is what they earned and for you shall be what you earn; and you shall not be questioned as to what they did.” (Chapter 2 verse 135)

(7:26) Therein Shall You Live, Die, And Be Raised

“Therein shall you live, and therein shall you die, and therefrom shall you be brought forth.” (Chapter 7 verse 26)

(36:69) We Revert Him To A Weak Condition Of Creation

“And him whom We grant long life — We revert him to a weak condition of creation. Will they not then understand?” (Chapter 36 verse 69)

(2:37) Abode In The Earth

“But Satan caused them both to slip by means of it and drove them out of the state in which they were. And We said: ‘Go forth; some of you are enemies of others, and for you there is an abode in the earth and a provision for a time” (Chapter 2 Verse 37)

(25:21) All Messengers Ate Food And Always Ate Food

“And We never sent any Messengers before thee but surely they ate food and walked in the streets. And We make some of you a trial for others. Will you then be steadfast? And thy Lord is All- Seeing.”  (Chapter 25 Verse 21)

(55:27-28) All That Is On Earth Will Pass Away On It

“All that is on it (earth) will pass away. And there will remain only the Person of thy Lord, Master of Glory and Honour.” (Chapter 55, verse 27-28)

(16:44) Ask Those Who Possess The Reminder

“And We sent not as Messengers before thee but men to whom We sent revelation, so ask those who possess the Reminder, if you know not.” (Chapter 16 verse 44)

(21:102-103) Entrance To Paradise Substantiated

“But as for those for whom the promise of a good reward has already gone forth from Us, these will be removed far from it. They will not hear the slightest sound thereof; and they shall abide in that which their souls desire” (Chapter 21 verse 102-103)

(30:41) Four Events In The Law of Allah With Life

“It is Allah Who has created you, and then He has provided for you; then He will cause you to die, and then He will bring you to life. Is there any of your ‘partners’ who can do any of these things? Glorified be He and exalted above that which they associate with Him.” (Chapter 30, verse 41)

(22:6) Human Body Becomes Weaker and Weaker

“O people, if you are in doubt concerning the Resurrection, then consider that We have indeed created you from dust, then from a spermdrop, then from clotted blood, then from a lump of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may make Our power manifest to you. And We cause what We will to remain in the wombs for an appointed term; then We bring you forth as babes; then We rear you that you may attain to your age of full strength. And there are some of you who are caused to dieprematurely, and there are others among you who are driven to the worst part of life with the result that they know nothing after having had knowledge. And thou seest the earth lifeless, but when We send down water thereon, it stirs and swells, and grows every kind of beauteous vegetation.” (Chapter 22 verse 6)

(4:79) Law of Allah In Regards To Death

“Wheresoever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you be in strongly built towers. And if some good befalls them, they say, ‘This is from Allah;’ and if evil befalls them, they say, ‘This is from thee.’ Say, ‘All is from Allah.’ What has happened to these people that they come not near understanding anything?” (Chapter 4 verse 79)

(10:25) Likeness of Life To Vegetation

“The likeness of the present life is only as water which We send down from the clouds, then there mingles with it the produce of the earth, of which men and cattle eat till, when the earth receives its ornature and looks beautiful and its owners think that they have power over it, there comes to it Our command by night or by day and We render it a field that is mown down, as if nothing had existed there the day before. Thus do We expound the Signs for a people who reflect.” (Chapter 10 Verse 25)

(21:8-9) No Bodies That Do Not Eat

“And We sent none as messengers before thee but men to whom We sent revelations. So ask the people of the Reminder, if you know not. And we did not give them bodies that ate no food, nor were they to live for ever” (Chapter 21 verses 8-9)

(54:55-56) Paradise Is Interdependent

“Verily, the righteous will be in the midst of Gardens and streams, In the seat of truth with an Omnipotent King.” (Chapter 54 verse 55-56)

(39:22) Similarity With The Vegetation Of The Earth

“Hast thou not seen that Allah sends down water from the sky, and causes it to flow in the form of streamlets in the earth and then brings forth thereby herbage, varying in its colors? Then it dries up and thou seest it turn yellow; then He reduces it to broken straw. In that verily is a reminder for men of understanding.”(Chapter 39 Verse 22)

(23:13-16) Stages In The Human Life

“Verily, We created man from an extract of clay; Then We placed him as a drop of sperm in a safe depository; Then We fashioned the sperm into a clot; then We fashioned the clot into ashapeless lump; then We fashioned bones out of this shapeless lump; then We clothed the bones with flesh; then We developed it into another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators.” (Chapter 23 Verse 13-16)

(30:55) State of Weakness

“It is Allah Who created you in a state of weakness, and after weakness gave strength; then, after strength, caused weakness and old age. He creates what He pleases. He is the All-knowing, the All-Powerful.” (Chapter 30 verse 55)

(59:8) The Old Age of The Messiah Isa Ibn Maryam

“Whatever Allah has given to His Messenger as spoils from the people of the towns is for Allah and for the Messenger and for the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, that it may not circulate only among those of you who are rich. And whatsoever the Messenger gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain fromthat. And fear Allah; surely, Allah is Severe in retribution.” (Chapter 59 verse 8)

(23:51) Jesus عليه السلام In India

It is clear from the Holy Qur’an that Hazrat Isaas has died a natural death and will not return.

Not Taught Qur'an or Ahadith

The Qur’an makes it clear that Isa(as) would not be taught the Qur’an or the ahadith which shows he has passed away.

It is clear from the Holy Qur’an that Hazrat Isaas has died a natural death and will not return.

Isa عليه السلام Not Aware of the Shirk of His Followers

The Qur’an makes it clear that Isa(as) would not be taught the Qur’an or the ahadith which shows he has passed away.

It is clear from the Holy Qur’an that Hazrat Isaas is unaware of the condition of his followers on the day of Judgement.

Khulafa From Our Ummah Alone

The Qur’an makes it clear that our khulafa would be similar to the khulafa of the past rather than be those khulafa themselves. This shows us that the latter day Messiah would be in the likeness of Isa(as) rather than Isa(as) himself.